In this week’s videos, you’ll get a look at what’s happening at 2014 NAFA events, and more perspectives from the recent NAFA International Fleet Academy. Katherine Vigneau of KMVS Fleet + Consulting talks about training and development opportunities for experienced fleet managers at the upcoming and first-ever NAFA Master’s Seminar. NAFA’s Director of Meetings and Education, Mathew Marcial, explains the fleet management issues to be explored at next year’s NAFA I&E. As for this year’s International Fleet Academy, Audi of America’s Michael Stafford talks about what conference attendees learned about doing business in Europe and other key fleet management regions.
This week, there’s also coverage of where “intelligent transportation” is headed. Safety and transportation officials have been working for years on reducing traffic congestions and increasing safety and solid road conditions. Installing sensors in highways has been one of the methods deployed in several states. In California, about 27,000 sensors have been installed to troubleshoot traffic problems and carry out long-term maintenance needs – about 9,000 of them no longer work. There’s a lot of freeway construction going on in the state and reliable traffic reporting and route mapping are needed – another opportunity for GPS tracking and telematics service providers.